European Live Translator (ELITR) takes speech-to-speech translation one step further, backed by the academe, private sector, and government. Continue reading
Language Weaver brand uses technology, research, and linguistic expertise to bring clients more than just machine translation. Webinar series on bespoke offerings starts June 22, 2021. Continue reading
Sure, Google Translate Volumes Are Staggering, But Here Are Hotter Insights From Google I/O 2021
Google I/O 2021 unveils key developments relating to language technology — from assisted writing to new and powerful language models. Continue reading
Language Industry Hires at XTM, Acolad, Divergent, and LanguageWire
XTM names a CFO and a Senior Marketing Director; Acolad, a Chief Sales Officer and a Chief Revenue Officer; Divergent, a Vice President; and LanguageWire, a Head of Localization Engineering. Continue reading
Reader Polls: Should Translators Learn to Code? Is Creative MT an Oxymoron?
Translators should start learning how to write computer code, said the majority of poll respondents. But nearly half believe that creative machine translation is a non-starter. Continue reading
BLEND Enters Voice Services, Keywords CEO Retires, Propio Gets Growth Equity
BLEND acquires voice and audio localization provider GM Voices, Andrew Day retires as CEO of Keywords Studios, and Propio secures growth equity from a US healthcare investor. Continue reading
Propio Secures Growth Equity From US Healthcare Investor
Language service provider Propio gets growth equity investment from healthcare investor, Triple Tree Capital Partners, for interpreting app development and hiring. Continue reading
Remote Interpreting Provider Cloudbreak Completes SPAC; Now Trades Under UPH Ticker
US-based video remote interpreting provider, Cloudbreak Health, announces completion of SPACing onto New York Stock Exchange. SPAC GigCapital2 renamed UpHealth Inc. Continue reading
Search Is On for New Keywords Studios CEO as Andrew Day Retires
Andrew Day steps down as Keywords Studios CEO after a leave of absence. Gaming giant reports 36% growth in Group revenues for the first four months of 2021. Continue reading
BLEND Acquires Company That Recorded Siri, GM Voices
Israel-based LSP, BLEND, buys US-based GM Voices, voice localization provider that recorded Siri. CEO says deal was culmination of an 18-month search for an ace to help penetrate voice market. Continue reading
Language Industry Hires at Toppan, memoQ, Lexsys, and Pangeanic
Toppan names a Chief Sales Officer and a Chief Strategy Officer; memoQ, a Strategic Sales Director; Lexsys, a Senior Director of Customer Relations; and Pangeanic, a Director of Business Development. Continue reading
How Large Companies Buy Translation Services — With Procurement Cube’s Armand Brevig
Armand Brevig explains how the world’s leading corporations buy translation services, what LSPs need to do to avoid being seen as providing a commodity, and what not to do when selling to Procurement. Continue reading
Transcription and Captioning Provider Verbit Raises USD 157m in Unicorn Series D
Transcription and captioning provider Verbit announces USD 157m in series D funding and mulls plans for potential US IPO in 2022. Continue reading
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